Virtual Updates 2024-03-04

Robotics Summit & Expo in Boston
In Boston for May 1-2 (Wed & Thursday)?
Sign up for the Robotics Summit & Expo!

VMware sells its EUC business
Sold to KKR at auction.
No mention of VMware Workstation/Fusion.
Let’s see what happens now….
KKR News post is here.
VMware Blog post is here.
Reuters article is here.

vSphere 8.0 Update 2b released
Been just about 6 months since Update 2a….
Not overly impressed with the release notes.
Did the upgrade a few times in the lab….all flawless….
Deployed net new….all good.
vCenter Release Notes are here.
ESXi Release Notes are here.

(un)Official VMware Visio Stencil Update
Available now, from

VMware Converter 6.6 released
Our old school P2V (v2v) utility.
Now can do reconfigure of existing VMs….
(to be honest this might have been here for a while & I just noticed).
vSphere Converter Release Notes are here.

Running VMware Workstation or Fusion?…do the update
Another CVE remediation.
VMware CVE is here.

VMware Aria Logs 8.16 released
VMware Release Notes are here.

VMware Aria Operations 8.16 released
Chargeback has now been included.
VMware Blog post is here.
VMware Release Notes are here.

Leap Years – why the extra day?
Just a fun, short history of leap year….
AP News article here.
Wikipedia Link is here.

DON’T FORGET….Northeast TOTAL Solar Eclipse…..
here’s a few links….
Everything from Buffalo NY to Caribou ME
Take time, Monday April 8 to enjoy…..last one in our lifetime here in the New England area (OK, and upstate NY…)

Nutanix – to LACP or not…
At the end of it all….no….do not use LACP.
There are a VERY few use cases where I can see it required.
2 x 10-GbE NICs in an LACP does NOT equal 20-GbE of bandwidth….
That is 10-GbE of REDUNDANT bandwidth per host.
Even Nutanix recommends this configuration (as do I in any VMware installs as well).
Check out the Nutanix online documentation stating so….
RECOMMENDED: Active/Backup (no LACP, no fancy switch config required).
The redundancy is there….

Nutanix NC2 on Azure
Rene always beats me to the punch….
He posted aa great Nutanix NC2 topic on his site….
Scoping NC2 on Azure with Nutanix Sizer.

Nutanix APIs v4 becoming available
Currently an early release / release candidate.
Nutanix Dev post is here.

Continuing Education – a list of resources that come with references
(of people who have used those sites & are happy with the results).
Free Learning – GitHub Repo
HashiCorp Learn
Nutanix University
VMware Customer Connect Learning
VMware Hands On Labs
VMware Explore 2023 Sessions (William Lam’s easier to search list version)
VMware Explore VMTN Sessions (vBrownBag)
VCDX Mentoring Series